SBI Clerk 2021 Exam: In the recent announcement, SBI has postponed the SBI Clerk Mains Exam till further notice. The SBI Clerk prelims examination has been conducted on July 10, 11, 12 and 13, 2021, however in few states the prelims exam date is yet to be announced. SBI Clerk Exam is conducted by State Bank of India to recruit candidates for the post of Junior Associates (Customer Support and Sales) in its different branches across the country. SBI Clerk is one of the most sought after bank exams today and a huge number of candidates appear for the same every year.
A SBI Clerk (Junior Associate) is responsible for all the client interactions and related operations. Candidates who are recruited as SBI clerks are designated as cashiers, depositors and other posts that form the face of a particular SBI Bank branch. Here, in this article we'II talk about SBI Clerk 2021 Notification, Exam Dates, Online Form, Exam Pattern, Syllabus & more.
The SBI Clerk Notification 2021 for Junior Associates (Customer Support and Sales) has been released by State Bank of India on April 26, 2021. The notification is updated below post the release of official notification at the official website of SBI i.e. http://sbi.co.in. Let's have a look at the SBI PO notification PDF.
The Preliminary examination was conducted on July 10, 11, 12 and 13 and August 29, 2021 across the country, while the main examination has been postponed till further notice but it is expected that the new exam dates for SBI Clerk 2021 Mains exam will be released in September 2021. Candidates must keep visiting this page regularly to stay updated about the important updates for SBI Clerk 2021 Exam. Let's have a look at the important dates for SBI Clerk 2021 examination.
|SBI Clerk Notification||April 26, 2021|
|Start of SBI Clerk Online Application||April 27, 2021|
|SBI Clerk Online Application Closes||
May 20, 2021
|PET Call Letter||May 28, 2021|
|Pre-Exam Training||From June 1, 2021|
|SBI Clerk Prelims Admit Card||June 29, 2021|
|SBI Clerk Exam Date (Preliminary)||July 10, 11, 12 and 13 and August 29, 2021|
|SBI Clerk Prelims Result||September 2021|
|SBI Clerk Mains Admit Card||September 2021|
|SBI Clerk Exam Date (Mains)||---|
SBI will be releasing the SBI Clerk Prelims result at the official website of SBI. So all candidates can check their result by clicking on the link given below.
The vacancies for SBI Clerk 2021 exam has been announced with its official notification. SBI has introduced 5454 vacancies for SBI Clerk 2021 exam, out of which 5000 vacancies have been announced for regular posts and 237 for Backlog posts. Last Year, State Bank of India had introduced 8000 Vacancies. Check Circle wise & State/UT wise vacancy details for SBI Clerk 2021 exam are mentioned below.
|Daman & Diu||Gujarati||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Andhra Pradesh||Telugu/ Urdu||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|West Bengal||Bengali/ Nepali||62||13||60||27||111||273|
|A&N Islands||Hindi/ English||0||1||4||1||9||15|
|Jammu & Kashmir||Urdu/ Hindi||0||1||3||1||7||12|
|Ladakh||Ladakhi/ Urdu/ Dogri||0||0||2||0||6||8|
|Uttar Pradesh||Hindi/ Urdu||73||3||94||35||145||350|
|Assam||Assamese /Bengali/ Bodo||10||17||40||14||68||149|
|Tripura||Bengali/ Kokboro k||3||5||0||1||10||19|
|Kashmir Valley||Urdu/Ka shmiri/Dogri||3||4||10||4||19||40|
|Leh & Kargil Valley||Urdu/ Ladakhi/ Dogri||1||1||4||1||8||15|
|Dibang Valley,Tawang etc.||English||0||4||0||1||5||10|
The pay scale of SBi Clerk is Rs.17900-1000/3-20900-1230/3-24590-1490/4-30550-1730/7-42600-3270/1-45930-1990/1-47920. The starting Basic Pay is Rs.19900/- (Rs.17900/- plus two advance increments admissible to graduates).
The SBI Clerk (Junior Associates) 2021 recruitment process has begun post the release of official notification. Candidates are required to visit the official page of SBI to fill in the online application forms as the entire process to apply online for SBI Clerk 2021 exam from April 27 to May 20, 2021. The direct link to apply online for SBI Clerk 2021 exam is given below.
The category wise fee structure for SBI Clerk online application is given below. The application fee for SBI Exam is Rs. 750/- for General category and NIL for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PWD category. Fee/Intimation charges once paid will NOT be refunded on any account nor can it be held in reserve for any other examination or selection. The application fee must be paid online itself.
|Sr. No.||Category||Application Fee|
|2||General/OBC/EWS||Rs. 750/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)|
For the selection to the post of Clerical Cadre through SBI Clerk (Junior Associates) 2021 exam, candidates are selected through two phases of exams- SBI Clerk Prelims and SBI Clerk Mains exam. It is compulsory for all candidates to clear both the phases to secure the appointment letter from SBI.
To crack SBI Clerk (Junior Associates) 2021 exam it is very important to know the exam pattern in and out. Here is the exam pattern of SBI Clerk Prelims and SBI Clerk Mains exam:
As per the official notification released by SBI "No minimum qualifying marks for individual subjects are prescribed". Thus, there will not be any sectional cut off for this year's SBI Junior Associates Recruitment's Online Examination. However, the criteria solely lies within the hands of the organisation.
|Serial No.||Section||No. of Question||Total Marks||Duration|
|1||English Language||30||30||20 minutes|
|2||Numerical Ability||35||35||20 minutes|
Although, the preliminary and main examination are both conducted on same pattern and syllabus. The difficulty level of the exam would be higher for the main examination.The preliminary examination of SBI Clerk exam 2021 will comprise of Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. Here is the detailed syllabus for SBI Clerk 2021 Prelims & Mains Exam:
|Reasoning||Quantitative Ability||English Language|
|Logical Reasoning||Simplification||Reading Comprehension|
|Alphanumeric Series||Profit & Loss||Cloze Test|
|Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test||Mixtures &Alligations||Para jumbles|
|Data Sufficiency||Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices||Miscellaneous|
|Coded Inequalities||Work & Time||Fill in the blanks|
|Seating Arrangement||Time & Distance||Multiple Meaning /Error Spotting|
|Puzzle||Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere||Paragraph Completion|
|Syllogism||Ratio & Proportion, Percentage|
|Blood Relations||Number Systems|
|Input Output||Sequence & Series|
|Coding Decoding||Permutation, Combination &Probability|
The eligibility criteria of SBI Clerk 2021 exam is mainly about two pre-requisites:
Educational Qualifications: (As on 16.08.2021) He/shemust hold a valid degree in any discipline from a recognized university.
Age Limit: (As on 01.04.2021) Not below 20 years and not above 28 years as on 01.04.2021, i.e candidates must have been born not earlier than 02.04.1993 and not later than 01.04.2001 (both days inclusive).
|Serial No.||Category||Upper Age Limit|
|1||SC / ST||33 years|
|3||Person with disabilities (General)||38 years|
|4||Person with disabilities(SC /ST)||43 years|
|5||Person with disabilities(OBC)||41 years|
|6||Jammu & Kashmir Migrants||33 Years|
|7||Ex-Servicemen/Disabled Ex-Servicemen||Actual period of service rendered in defence services + 3 years, (8 years for Disabled Ex-servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to max. age of 50 years|
|8||Widows, Divorced women( No remarried)||GEN- 35 years
OBC- 38 years
SC/ST- 40 years
State Bank of India (SBI) conducts objective type exams every year for the recruitment of clerical cadre. Students must be waiting for the analysis and review to prepare for the upcoming banking exams. Career Power has covered every minute detail of the SBI Clerk exam to help the banking aspirants to make their career. Here, we will provide you with the types of questions asked, level of difficulty and if there was any change introduced in the exam. Last year's SBI Clerk Prelims Analysis & Review Summary is here. The Difficulty level of the SBI Clerk Prelims 2020 was 'Easy to Moderate'. Check here the Overall, Shift-wise and Section-wise analysis and review of SBI Clerk Prelims exam. This analysis will help you for upcoming SBI Clerk 2021 exam.
|Topic||No. of Questions||Level|
|Single Fillers (word)||05||Easy-Moderate|
|Topics||No. of Questions||Level|
|Puzzles and Seating Arrangement||19||Easy-Moderate|
|Topics||No. of Questions||Level|
|Number Series (Missing)||05||Easy|
|Arithmetic Word Problem||10||Easy-Moderate|
SBI may arrange pre-examination training at certain centres for SC/ST/XS/ Religious Minority Community candidates in consonance with the guidelines issued by Government of India. Candidates belonging to these categories who desire to avail themselves of such training at their own cost may indicate to that effect against relevant column while applying on-line.
SBI Clerk 2021 pre-examination training is expected to be hold in the month of June 2021. In view of the situation arising out of COVID-19 pandemic, Bank may, depending on feasibility, hold the PET through physical classes OR by way of Online tools. Candidates opting for pre-examination training can download their PET call letter from May 26, 2021 onwards from SBI's official website. An indicative list of training centres is given below:
|North India||South India||East India||West India|
Registered candidates will be required to download SBI Clerk Admit Card from the official website of State Bank of India. The hard copy of the SBI Clerk admit card won’t be couriered to applicants. The admit card for SBI Clerk Exam will be released in two stages - admit card for preliminary exam, the admit card for mains exam.
One must login to his/her account created while filling in the online application form and download the admit card.
To login on the official website of SBI, a candidate is supposed to have:
Registration Number/Roll Number
Date of Birth/Password
The admit card for SBI Clerk 2021 exam will be issued to candidates in two phases:
For Preliminary Exam
For Mains Exam
All candidates must go through the guidelines provided on the official website of SBI before downloading his/her admit card.
SBI Clerk Result 2021 will be declared once the both phases are concluded. SBI will publish results individually for both preliminary and mains exam. SBI releases sectional cut-offs for both – SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam and SBI Clerk Mains Exam. Aspirants are required to meet the cut-offs for all the sections to make it to the merit list.
To know the expected SBI Clerk Cut-Off, one must be aware of the Cut-Off for SBI Clerk 2020. Let's have a look at the SBI Clerk Cut-Off 2020:
SBI Clerk Cut off 2020 (General Category)
Q1. When will the Official Notification of SBI Clerk 2021 Exam be released?
The Official Notification for SBI Clerk 2021 has been released on April 26, 2021.
Q2. What is the exam date of SBI clerk 2021?
SBI Clerk 2021 prelims exam was conducted from July 10 to 13, 2021 and Mains examination has been postponed till further notice.
Q3. What was the last date to apply online for SBI Clerk 2021 Exam?
The last date to apply online for SBI Clerk 2021 Exam was May 20, 2021.
Q4. How many vacancies are there in SBI Clerk 2021 Exam?
SBI has announced 5454 vacancies this year for SBI Clerk (Junior Associates) 2021 Exam.
Q5. Is the SBI Clerk exam Bilingual?
All tests of SBI Clerk 2021 exam are bilingual, i.e. available in both English and Hindi.
Q6. Is there Any Negative Marking?
Yes, there is a negative marking in SBI Clerk exam for wrong answers in both preliminary and mains exam. One-fourth of the total marks will be deducted for the question marked wrong by the candidate.
Q7. Are there fixed timings for different sections in SBI Clerk Exam?
Yes, Both in Prelims and Mains Exams.